Do you see any similarities between Mormonism and Charismatics in the following quote from LDS prophet Brigham Young? Aren’t these the same “symptoms” that Charismatics cite as proof of being baptized in the Holy Spirit (and thus, salvation)? Of course, to be fair, the Charismatics don’t believe a person’s blood literally changes when the Holy Spirit comes upon them, but I’m confident that most Mormons don’t believe that now either (darn those advances in science and human anatomy not foreseen by LDS prophets of old).
“Again, if a pure Gentile firmly believes the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and yields obedience to it, in such a case I will give you the words of the Prophet Joseph—’When the Lord pours out the Holy Ghost upon that individual he will have spasms, and you would think that he was going into fits.’ Joseph said that the Gentile blood was actually cleansed out of their veins, and the blood of Jacob made to circulate in them; and the revolution and change in the system were so great that it caused the beholder to think they were going into fits. If any of the Gentiles will believe, we will lay our hands upon them that they may receive the Holy Ghost, and the Lord will make them of the house of Israel. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, Volume 2, Page 269, 1855
Good thing Brigham Young was just giving his opinion and not speaking as a prophet when he quoted Joseph Smith who must have been giving his opinion and not acting as a prophet when he said this!
It is frightening how similar the two are…
Heretics of a feather flock together!
But we ought not be surprised since there are only two religions in existence – the pure and undefiled religion of The One True and Living God’s merit and achievement in Jesus Christ and the corrupted, defiled and idolatrous religion of man’s merit and achievement by his own filthy works.
All the various and sundry streams of the one false religion are just variations on the theme of human merit and achievement.
In fact I think their theology can be neatly summed up thusly:
“I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it; God loves me!”
Yeah, right! Just keep repeating that mantra my dreamers and continue in your spiritual stupor and slumber…sleep…sleep…can you hear the hiss?